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Adam Catzavelos pleads guilty to crimen injuria

His lawyer Lawley Shain told the court his client admitted to recording a video on a beach in Greece in which he used the k-word while celebrating the lack of black people around him.

FILE: Adam Catzavelos appears in the Randburg Magistrates Court on 28 May 2019. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Adam Catzavelos has pleaded guilty to crimen injuria.

His lawyer Lawley Shain told the court his client admitted to recording a video on a beach in Greece in which he used the k-word while celebrating the lack of black people around him.

Shain claimed Catzavelos was under the influence of alcohol when he took the video and sent it to a close group of friends.

The racist rant soon went viral sparking outrage around the country.

His lawyer Lawley Shain has told the court his client admits to recording a video on a beach in Greece in which he used the k-word while celebrating the lack of black people around him.

Shain claimed Catzavelos was under the influence of alcohol when he took the video and sent it to a close group of friends.

The racist rant soon went viral sparking outrage around the country.

Shain said his client has come under attack: “On one occasion while hiking at the Drakensberg Mountain earlier in the year, the accused and his party were attacked, and rocks were thrown at them and they had to run away. The perpetrators of that attack were black people.”